Displaced Witness

21 Aug 2017 – 1 Sep 2017

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10am - 5pm daily

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Leicester, United Kingdom


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Displaced Witness is a Virtual Reality installation by ScanLAB and Embassy for the Displaced - part of Journeys Festival International


Displaced Witness is a haunting virtual reality installation that asks the audience to bear witness to the people and landscape of the Greek island of Lesvos, one of the unofficial gateways for refugees trying to cross into Europe.

The installation presents four different terrains, physically and virtually recreated from 3D scans of the Island. The sound of the coastline meets the ear, pebbles crunch underfoot and an ethereal vision of the refugee experience emerges from a whirling cloud of points.

Displaced Witness is a collaborative project between ScanLAB -a pioneering creative practice exploring the world through precise, beautiful digital replicas of buildings, landscapes, objects and events – and Embassy for the Displaced – a design collective based between London, Athens and Lesvos.

Taking place offsite at Lightbox Gallery, LCB Depot. See map below for location details. This installation is part of Journeys Festival International, in partnership with ArtReach.

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Exhibiting artists


Embassy for the Displaced

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Phoenix Square

Phoenix Square

Leicester, United Kingdom


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